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'the center of attention'
Sports, page 13
Gene Loves Jezebel
plays in union tonight
Arts and Entertainment, page 10
October 15, 1985 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Vol. 85 No. 36
UNL program boosts family jfirmi
By Jody Beem
People are making everything
from fishing poles to religious
apparel in their homes, and UNL's
Extension Service is helping them
nesses," she said.
Part of the reason home busi
nesses are growing is the two-income
family, Leonard said. When women
start having children, they some
times look for ways to make money
while remaining at home.
Part of the reason home businesses are
growing is the two-income family. When
vyomen start having children, they some
times look for ways to make money
while remaining at home.
Wanda Leonard, extension official
In 1984, 23 million businesses in
the nation were run out of homes,
said Wanda Leonard, extension com
munity resource development spe
cialist. Leonard said it is estimated
that half of all businesses in the
United States will operate from
homes in 1990.
"These are just predictions, not
concrete figures, but they show a
growing trend toward home busi-
The UNL Extension Service de
cided home businesses were an
important part of Nebraska's econ
omy that could be developed, she
said. In 1984, extension workers
held workshops across the state to
help people start a home business.
The workshops, financed by fed
eral money and registration fees,
dealt with the personality and moti
vation a person needs, zoning regu
lations, legal complications, taxing
and the pricing of items, Leonard
Last summer, extension workers met
individually with people to help
them market their product or service.
She said the workshops went
well. Extension workers plan to
have another workshop in February
in Lincoln and maybe Schuyler,
"This is important because it's some
thing the university is doing off
campus to help spark economic
development," Leonard said.
She said about 85 percent of
downtown businesses will fail. The
percentage is probably the same for
home businesses, she said, so their
successes are exciting.
Both Hershey Chocolate Company
and Apple Computer Company start
ed in the home, Leonard said. In
Nebraska, four home businesses the
extension service helped became,
"We have one lady who wants to
franchise her idea, and she may well
do it," Leonard said.
All sorts of people are starting
home businesses, she said, and
many are very professionally minded
Some left high-paying jobs to
start on their own, she said.
Some people babysit and grow
Slants, Leonard said, but others
ave original, marketable ideas.
She said an Omaha artist now has
an incorporated business making
hand-sewn Catholic apparel.
One Lincoln woman has 30 peo
ple working out of their homes mak
ing applique shirts for her, Leonard
said. Some of these are sold at
Another woman restores dolls
and another makes reproduction
dolls. She said one woman makes
stuffed pigs and a man makes fish
Another man was bored with
retirement, Leonard said, and started
a woodworking shop. Now he makes
reproduction antique furniture. He
has more business than he can han
dle because people have heard about
the quality of his work, she said.
Groups create unity, community
By Martha Stoddard
At first glance, Lincoln may seem to be a big
and possibly frightening place to new UNL
students. Leaving towns and farms across the
state where neighbors are well known and
community feeling is strong, new students find
themselves suddenly in the midst of more than
Yet, Lincoln is a patchwork of small com
munities within larger city boundaries, com
munities marked with distinctive characters
and identities. These are Lincoln's neigh
borhoods. Many of Lincoln's neighborhoods have an
organization of working people to preserve the
neighborhood's character and to promote
Neighborhood organizations have been a
part of Lincoln since 1966 when the Clinton
Neighborhood Organization was formed. Most
groups were begun in the 1970s. Now there are
19 active organizations.
Most groups organized in response to some
problem facing the neighborhood. Some com
munities came together in the 1970s to fight
the proposed Northeast Radial, a four-lane
freeway that would have run through the mid
dle of the neighborhoods.
John Gulick, UNL professor of community
development, surveyed the board members of
neighborhood organizations last summer. He
found that the groups were working on issues
ranging from crime prevention to street widen
ing and getting a park area
In the Near South neighborhood, between
13th and 27th streets from G to South streets,
the neighborhood association was formed
because residents were worried about the
growing number of apartment buildings and an
increasing population density, said the associ
ation president Richard Bollerup.
Because the area's population is almost 80
percent renters, the group has worked to get
them involved. Bollerup said renters often do
not feel the same kind of commitment to a
neighborhood that homeowners have, but he
encourages them to take an active role.
After several sexual assaults in the area, the
Near South group has worked to get more
street lights, more alley lights and has spon
sored workshops about crime prevention.
Please see NEIGHBORHOOD on 7
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From Staff Reports V
UNL Chancellor Martin Massengale
said Monday he will wait several days
before he decides whether Nebraska
basketball coach Moe Iba will be dis
ciplined for allegedly conducting an
illegal practice Oct. 7.
Massengale said he received a report
Monday from James O'Hanlon, UNL
faculty representative to the National
Collegiate Athletic Association, re
garding the alleged violation. The Daily
Nebraskan reported Oct. 8 that a tape
made by its reporters and photo
graphers showed Iba was directing a
supervised practice session in Mabel
Lee Hall. NCAA rules forbid such prac
tice sessions until today.
Because he was out of town last
week, Massengale said, he was not
aware of the report when it happened.
He said he would talk to O'Hanlon
about the report, in which O'Hanlon
interviewed coaches, players and Daily
Nebraskan staff members who were at
the scene. UNL will send a similar
report to the NCAA, Massengale said.
Mike Glazier, assistant director of
enforcement for the NCAA, said the
associations' assistant executive
director of enforcement reviews viola
tion reports and decides if the violation
is major or secondary. He said a secon
dary violation is one that gives the
institution a limited recruiting or
competitive advantage and is not con
nected to other violations. All other
violations are major violations, he said.
For secondary violations not involv
ing recruiting, Glazier said, an institu
tion could be fined and restricted in
the amount of financial aid it may offer
players in the affected sport. The head
coach and assistant coaches in that
sport could be barred from conducting
off-campus recruiting if the NCAA
decides such a sanction is appropriate,
Minimum sanctions for a major vio
lation, Glazier said, include two years
of probation and a one-year ban on
expense-paid recruiting visits for play
ers, off-campus recruiting, post-season
play and television appearances. He
said the institution could be required
to fire or suspend individual staff
members involved in the violation.
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